| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I have frequent migraine headaches. Does this increase my risk of memory loss or dementia?
A. This is a logical question, given that some studies have linked migraine headaches to an increased risk of symptomatic stroke as well as "silent" stroke....
| Jan 4, 2013
Incredible things happened in the world of pro golf in 2012.
--Bubba Watson won the Masters with a shot on the second playoff hole that only a magician or a contortionist could pull off.
--Brendt Snedeker won $11.13 million in one day by taking the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:35 AM
While members of a fraternity began surrendering to police throughout the region Tuesday, Northern Illinois University officials said more than 30 men and women at the school also face disciplinary sanctions in the death of a freshman pledge.
As of 5 p....
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Is it us or was 2012 the year of streaming music? It seems like most everyone we know is now listening to music — new music, old music, super-obscure music, pop bubble gum, the latest releases, old-school hip-hop, brutal metal, avant classical,...
| May 6, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — When Cristie Kerr's eagle putt at the 15th hole Sunday burned the left edge, her dad cringed.
"She's giving me heart attacks," Michael Kerr said as he stood greenside.
Plenty more palpitations awaited during another harrowing...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:13 PM
An island nation you can't find on a map can threaten your retirement savings. Your health insurer could refuse to pay your medical bills by arguing you're covered only if someone drops a baby grand piano on your head, not an upright. On any given day,...
| Apr 26, 2013
Almost half the medical clinical trials in Virginia are taking place in Hampton Roads. Of the more than 120 privately funded active trials enrolling patients, half involve treatment for major chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Everyone seems to be popping omega-3 fatty acid supplements these days. In fact, omega-3s are the most common nonvitamin, nonmineral natural product taken by adults, according to a survey by the National Center for Health Statistics and the National...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
If someone took a notion to ask author Mary Roach to perform, say, stomach surgery, she would probably also remove much of the large intestine, the gall bladder and at least one kidney, all with the excuse that it was just so interesting.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but many don't recognize the warning signs. They may ignore the symptoms or mistake them for more benign ailments. Dr. Shannon J. Winakur, medical director of the Women's Heart Center at Saint Agnes Hospital,...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:18 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many...